Men of Granite by William E. McGee | Books in Review


William E. McGee’s Men of Granite: True Stories of New Hampshire’s Fighting Men (Peter E. Randall, 251 pp., $19.95, paper) is a war-by-war compendium of brief profiles of soldiers, sailors, Marines, and airmen who were born in the Granite State. McGee, who flew more than 400 combat helicopter missions in Vietnam as an Army pilot and went on to become an editor of Army Aviation magazine, provides short introductions to each war, followed by the profiles.

The Vietnam War personnel profiled in the book are Army Gen. Melvin Zais, Army Special Forces Lt. Col. William C Hazen, and USAF First Lt. Howard Walker Kaiser, who was killed in Vietnam in 1966.

All profits from the sale of the book go to the Robert G. LeBlanc Memorial Scholarship Fund at the University of New Hampshire. For more info, go to the book’s website .

—Marc Leepson

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